Schoolchildren from Sowerby enjoy day on the farm at Riverford

Riverford opened its gates at Home Farm, Newby Wiske, to local schoolchildren who were able to pack their own veg boxes- and take the goodies home.

Thirty Year 3 pupils from Sowerby Community Primary School, Thirsk, took part in the visit which has become an annual event on the school’s caledner.

The trip included a tour of Home Farm, a lesson about the organic crops grown at the farm and the chance to take part in its veg box packing operation.

Year 3 teacher Leanne Ward said: “The children were so enthusiastic about seeing the vegetables being grown and learning where their food comes from. They packed their own boxes and were very pleased and proud when they handed them over to their parents at the end of the day/.

“We are very grateful to the staff at Riverford on Home Farm, said “It’s important children know about where and how their food is grown and how important vegetables are in a healthy diet. it’s great to be involved in their learning by enabling them to have fun on our farm.”

Riverford on Home Farm is marking its fifith anniversary this year. It delivers vegboxes to more than 4000 customers a week across North of England.